Series: Broken Empire #1
Author: Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Ufuk Fantasy Pbl (2011)
Pages: 512 pages
Original Published Date: 2011
Literary awards: David Gemmell Morningstar Award Nominee (2012), Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for Best Fantasy (2011)
RULE BY THE SWORD
Looking at the reviews' page of this book, clearly that this is whether LOVE it or HATE it kind of book, no medial rating. For me, after pass through the shocked of first few pages, I completely drawn in his rage and ambition. If Jorg is one badass
|Jorg, Katherine, Sir Malkin and The Nuba|
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For the story sake, it was great that it gave no time to waste for reasoning for his nasty behaviour. His mother and brother slayed, his father made their death a comodity. That made him thirsty of avenging, a frenzy madness that made him see no different of killing one people or few hundreds, burning fields after fields, in return of victory. No lingering explainations. That just it. Period. If there was an explaination, it was for his action -which he gave to his brothers one time or another- and that just to add terror in his resume.
One thing that I found a little off in this story was that mechanical voice guarding the big door under the red castle. I mean, it's a bit ludicrous and certainly out of place. Name and Password. 1111 years. In the land far far away? Then, it was a useless jest, because the door was unlock??!? oh, plueeaaasseee..... --> *
So, Jorg, you obviously well educated and quick wit, strong will and never waver, sometimes a poet on you even emerged, a suitable material for such an Emperor. But like that glowing leucrota kid said, you'll need a reason to fight your war. I hope you'll find a good one, and sit on your throne without too much darkness behind you. It's been a while since I found such a worthy antihero. I'll see you again in the next book.